I hope you are enjoying our respite from the rain. I would like to welcome new members Karen, Justine, Mikki (who is looking for exposure to other cultures), Hira, Charles (who we hope we will motivate to attend), Laura (we really do have good discussions), Mitra, and Cris (who attended his first event last night).
Speaking of Cris, thanks to him for noticing that Fugitive Pieces will not be showing at the Cedar Lee on July 3. The group will see Roman de Gare instead. If this changes your RSVP, please make your updates to the site.http://movies.meetup.com/320/calendar/8156206/
Our following movie takes us to Japan for an Asia "Breakfast Club"-like movie. I hope that all of you can make it, but especially my friend Lynda Lynda Lynda.
Some other good news. Michael is going to begin scheduling regular viewings at Talkies in Ohio City. I am sure they will be well-attended.
To keep this group going, I may ask two things:
1. I will continue to keep this free, but if you want to slip me a few bucks from time to time, that would be appreciated.
2. I still need another organizer or two. It is not that much work, but it helps when I have others to share the burden.
Talk with you soon.
Announcing a new Meetup for Cleveland Independent Movie Goers!
What: Linda Linda Linda: Cleveland Museum of Art / Wade Oval
When: July 16,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Why: An opportunity to see some of the best movies the world has to offer
Meetup Description: We are back to the Art Museum to see a coming of age movie from Japan. Come learn about J-Pop. We will combine this with a quick get together on the Oval.
6:00 EATS: Wade Oval Wednesdays take place directly in front of the Art museum. They have plenty of food and entertainment. http://www.universitycircle.org/content/wow_2008.asp
Even if you can't make it this week, this is a great series to come at another time this summer.
Look for the group near the food vendor eating tables (to the left of the stage as you face it). I will be wearing an Indian's cap. If you are new to the group, drop me an email and we can figure out a place to meet.
6:45 MOVIE: Meet at the movie entrance door 5 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterwards near the entrance.
AFTER MOVIE DISCUSSION: We will head back to the Oval to talk over the movie.http://www.filmbrain.com/photos/uncategorized/linda_linda_linda.jpg
DESCRIPTION: Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita, with Du-na Bae. This delightful piece of J-pop is set at a Japanese high school, where four teenagers in an all-girl band prepare for the annual "rock-off." "One of the year?s most unexpected pleasures" ?The New York Times.
REVIEW: "An extremely well-written, emotionally complex coming-of-age tale that has a John Hughesian respect for teenage angst." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/04/06/DDG88P2PSK1.DTL#flick2
Cleveland Cinemas (Cedar Lee), Cleveland Heights, 2163 Lee Road. http://www.clevelandcinemas.com/cinemadrilldown.asp?intCin=2921
DISCOUNT: Any film festival ticket stub can be used to get a discount ticket.
PARKING: Paid Parking is now 24 X 7, so bring a couple of quarters.
Cinemateque, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd. http://www.cia.edu/academicResources/cinematheque/filmSchedule.php?action=this
Cleveland Museum of Art Panorama Series, 11150 East Blvd. http://www.clevelandart.org/educef/viva2005/film/Film.asp
Movie Reviews. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/
NOTE TO FIRST TIME GOERS: This group has been successful partly because members have a genuine interest in meeting fellow independent movie goers. We don't always know where to look for you, especially first timers,
We have multiple meeting places: 1. Entrance door to the movie in the theater hallway 5-10 minutes before the movie starts, 2. By the Marquee (or entrance door) after the movie, or 3. Reserved table at a restaurant under the name "Movie Group".
We don't always sit together in the movie theater but if you see a bunch of people talking about good movies they have seen, it is probably us. Please join in. We are always happy to get new people involved.
NOTE TO ALL: In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.
Learn more here:http://movies.meetup.com/320/calendar/8234597/